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About the sector

The community managed mental health sector is a key provider of mental health services and supports to people in the community.

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Annual Reports

Find detailed information on the work we do to support the community managed mental health sector.

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Latest news

Catch up on all the latest news and stories from the community-based mental health sector.

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Sector events

Discover a range of ways to connect and learn through our events, forums and talks.

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Mental Health Rights Manual

An online guide to help explain your legal and human rights in the mental health and human services systems in New South Wales.

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Recovery Oriented Language Guide

Words are important. The language we use and the stories we tell have great significance to all involved.

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Registered training

Build on your lived experience or on-the-job experience and receive a nationally recognised qualification.

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Customised training

Contact us to design a professional development solution for your workforce and organisation.

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Our members

Our members are community managed mental health organisations, large and small, local and NSW-wide service providers.

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Become a member

Join a strong network of community-based mental health organisations delivering better outcomes for people in New South Wales.

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Professional Development

Motivational Interviewing

Support people through change via an effective person-centred approach used widely in therapeutic settings.  Course overview Motivational Interviewing (MI) uses a therapeutic, person-centred approach to evoke a person’s own motivation to make change happen. People who are not provided the opportunity to explore their own concerns and fears are unlikely to sustain the changes they make. […]

Understanding and Responding to Trauma

This course provides a comprehensive look at trauma in a social service and healthcare setting and aims to provide tools to better support people who have experienced trauma. Course overview Do you provide support and practical assistance to people who have experienced trauma? Trauma informed care and recovery-orientated practice is a two-day workshop designed to […]

Managing Workers with Lived Experience

This two-day course is for managers, team leaders and HR professionals who support a peer workforce and wish to build their skills to create a supportive and safe workplace. Course details Managing Workers with Lived Experience explores and describes management practices that promote good mental health. Participants learn to distinguish between mental health and performance issues, and […]

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

This introductory course teaches the fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing for use in person-centred counselling. Course overview Motivational Interviewing is a guiding style of communication that uses the principles and practices of person-centred counselling to evoke a conversation with a person about their personal motivation for change. This workshop includes a presentation, group discussion and interactive […]

Applied Motivational Interviewing

This course is designed to teach skills to support people through change using an effective person-centred approach used widely in therapeutic settings. Course Overview Applied Motivational Interviewing uses a therapeutic, person-centred approach to evoke a person’s own motivation to make change happen. People who are not provided the opportunity to explore their own concerns and […]

Aboriginal Trauma Informed Care & Practice

Facilitated by our friends at We Al-li, this workshop places emphasis on developing skills to create culturally safe healing environments, through building culturally competent professionals. Course details Aboriginal Trauma Informed Care & Practice begins to unpack ‘symptom as history’ by examining constructs of collective, historical, complex, developmental and generational trauma evident in many Indigenous, and […]

Safe Storytelling

This online workshop will improve the skills of participants who use their lived experience in service provision. Course overview The Safe Storytelling online workshop teaches participants about purposeful, meaningful and sustainable storytelling, which can help guide interactions that require shared storytelling of lived experience. Participants will be given the chance to craft their own purposeful […]

Introduction to Trauma Informed Practice

This introductory course is a series of four half-day online sessions designed to develop core principles of Trauma Informed Practice. Course overview Introduction to Trauma Informed Practice is bite-sized training accessible for all, run over four half day sessions. What is Trauma? explores the biology, types and definitions of trauma. Safety Making explores meanings of […]

Connecting Physical and Mental Health

Learn how mental and physical health interact, and strategies to improve the physical health of the people you work to support. Course overview Connecting Physical and Mental Health equips mental health workers with vital strategies to improve the physical health of the people they work to support. People living with mental health conditions have a […]

Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

Build your skills to effectively support clients with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues through this new two-day online workshop. Course overview Many people who experience mental health issues also have co-occurring needs related to drug and alcohol use. Build your skills to effectively support clients with co-existing mental health and Alcohol […]

Responding to Voices: Compassionate approaches and hopeful alternatives

This online workshop is an introduction to the Hearing Voices Approach, a recovery model that aims to provide tools to assist people to alleviate the distress associated with voices. Course overview Responding to Voices: Compassionate approaches and hopeful alternatives is an introductory course perfect for anyone new to the Hearing Voices Approach and would like […]

Understanding Mental Health

An introductory course teaching essential skills for workers in community settings to support hope, recovery and connection among people living with mental health conditions. Course overview Gain the confidence to support and respond to people living with a mental health condition, using recovery-oriented, person-centred principles. Understanding Mental Health is an introductory course created with the […]

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